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Microsoft's Highly Confidential GNU/Linux Share Figures (2003)

Antitrust exhibit unleashed

According to Microsoft's own intelligence, almost 20% of the organisations in Brazil intended to move to GNU/Linux in 2003. Is that why Microsoft sends lackeys over there [1, 2]?



Microsoft calls this "Linux Heat Map." It pretty much contradicts claims that Microsoft is not bothered by desktop GNU/Linux.

Linux heat map
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That's Microsoft own estimation and that's just for desktops in 2003. GNU/Linux has gained a lot since.

"[If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?] Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have to go with that."

--Steve Ballmer (Microsoft's CEO), February 28th, 2008



Update: Here it is in ODF format, thanks to a reader who transcribed it by hand. Some of the numbers were hard to make out, so the reader would not claim 100% accuracy.

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